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WIP Wednesday – Hand Basting My Scrappy Nine Patch

Posted by supermom on May 25, 2011

Over the weekend, I got the flying zebra baby quilt and one of the child-sized quilts hand basted.

This shows the fabric that I chose for the back of the flying zebra quilts and also what the hand basting looks like from the back.

Dave’s away on a contract for a few days, which means that it won’t matter if I have a larger quilt taking up residence on the dining room table for a day or two, so I decided to baste my scrappy nine patch.

Last night, with the help of our son who is home from college for the summer, I got the back and front rolled up neatly around the 1X4 basting boards and then got those rolled out a few inches and arranged on the table with the batting in between. (Forgot to take a picture of that, but will on the next quilt)

This morning, I started the hand basting.

By noon I had almost 1/3 of it basted.

At which time, I remembered that it was the 25th and I hadn’t posted the next post in my Christmas on a Budget Series.   So if you’ve been following along with the series, be sure to check back later this evening.

This post has been added to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.


7 Responses to “WIP Wednesday – Hand Basting My Scrappy Nine Patch”

  1. LisaAnn said

    Hi Supermom! Thanks for visiting my blog today. About the quilt fabric, yes, the name of the fabric line is called Buttercup. It is by designer Joanna Figeroa ( and is manufactured by Moda. Hope that helps! Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. maria said

    Love your scrappy but hand basting!!! I just pin my.

  3. Leanne said

    That back fabric is wonderful! You are very diligent to hand baste, I just pin, not sure in the end which is easier.

  4. Kristen said

    You are so neat in your stitches! The basting is one of the most important parts! Too bad it wasn’t more fun!

  5. Cheryll S said

    WOW…all hand basted…it’s pins for me… so I congratulate YOU on that achievement alone! Love the one on the table now…the flowered sashing looks fantastic. Well done! 🙂

  6. Pat Sieler said

    This is going to be beautiful! I like your idea of planning for December in March. My only trouble is lack of discipline. If I make something, I have no way of stopping myself from giving it right then. But maybe with the larger items, such as a hand made and hand sewn quilt, I could control myself.
    Very impressive work. Enjoyed your blog, I think that I read most of it.

  7. Pomona said

    I love your scrappy quilt – really pretty!

    Pomona x

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